Hannah Wickes

18 Flips | 4 Magazines | 3 Likes | 11 Following | 6 Followers | @HannahWickes | Tall, long limbed Australian social media person @trivago_AU. Previous life as a @triplej radio producer. Book lover. Travel obsessive. #Feminist

Sound effects but not as you know them

Cutting grass is actually cutting tape film with shears<p><b>The squelching of a horse walking on mud, rainwater trickling down the gutter. These atmospheric sounds of radio can be hard to create, even with today's technology.</b><p>But before it was possible to create and store these familiar sounds digitally, …

Remembrance Day

Study Shows That Pay Drops Universally in Male-Dominated Fields When Women Join En Masse

When we talk about things like the wage gap, we often believe that if only this gap were closed, that would solve a good chunk of women’s problems in …

We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston

Archive Illustrations of Obscure Underwater Creatures

On this Happy Monday, we explore the Biodiversity Heritage Library’s fascinating collection of aquatic illustrations<p>Museums, libraries and archives …

Timeline: Gender Equality, 2015 Year in Review

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

In 2012, I embarked on an eccentric project. Having realised how anglocentric my reading was, I decided to try to read a novel, short story collection or memoir from every UN-recognised country, plus former UN member Taiwan (then 196 nations in all), in a calendar year.<p>I set up a blog, …

Books

This Is London by Ben Judah review – the truth about a capital city utterly transformed

Returning home, third-class, after living as a down-and out in Paris, George Orwell fell in with a couple of Romanians and found himself praising his country’s many pleasures, from mint sauce and marmalade to the scenery and architecture. The book he wrote after spending time in London doss houses …

Books

Former Child Brides Just Got Zimbabwe To Ban Child Marriage

"Raising a child when you are a child yourself is hard. I should be going to school."<p>Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court outlawed child marriage on Wednesday after two former child brides took the government to court in a ground-breaking case to challenge the practice that is rife in the southern …

Susan Orlean on Writing

The question of why writers write is one of literature’s most enduring siren calls. <b>George Orwell</b> ascribed it to four universal motives. <b>Joan Didion</b> saw it as access to her own mind. For <b>David Foster Wallace</b>, it was about fun. <b>Joy Williams</b> found in it a gateway from the darkness to the light. For</b> …

Researchers have found a major problem with ‘The Little Mermaid’ and other Disney movies

To modern eyes, the classic trio of Disney princess films — released in 1937, 1950 and 1959 — can seem painfully retrograde. Why are characters so obsessed with Snow White’s looks? Why doesn’t Cinderella have any talents or hobbies? And why doesn’t Sleeping Beauty <i>do</i> anything besides get drugged and …

Walt Disney Company

Timeless Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers

Hemingway, Didion, Baldwin, Fitzgerald, Sontag, Vonnegut, Bradbury, Morrison, Orwell, and other literary icons.<p>By popular demand, I’ve put together a periodically updated reading list of all the famous advice on writing presented here over the years, featuring words of wisdom from such masters of …

‘Humans of New York’ Founder Brandon Stanton on Serial Obsessions, How to Build a Sensibility, the Dignity-Conferring Power of Listening, and the Value of Time

“The most valuable resource you have is what you do with your time.”<p>In the summer of 2010, <b>Brandon Stanton</b> found himself a laid off bond trader with little more than a camera, a nascent love of photography, and a desperate need to reorient his life. In just a few years, he became one of the most …

Hannah Wickes (@wickesgirl) | Twitter

<b>Hannah Wickes</b> Retweeted<p>My UK/Ireland book haul, mostly from @<b>Foyles</b>, @<b>PersephoneBooks</b>, and @<b>Winding_Stair</b> (Kids, don’t buy books on tour. It only …

How India’s Narendra Modi Became a Social Media #Superstar

Prime minister takes to Twitter, Weibo for diplomacy and image-building; ‘Hello China!’<p>NEW DELHI—When India’s premier wanted to signal a thaw in relations with rival Pakistan recently, he didn’t call a press conference or make a televised speech. He tweeted.<p>First, Prime Minister Narendra Modi …

Social Media

trivago Magazine: Hotel inspiration from trivago.com.au

trivago Magazine showcases the most compelling hotel experiences - Find out the secrets behind your next room, as well as tips about when and where …

Hospitality